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EP005 Dean Koontz “77 Shadow Street”

In a world obsessed with healthcare, we often struggle with the limits of technology and health. Is it ethically right to advance ourselves through technology? Can we use technology to make ourselves more than human? Can we become posthuman? As a culture, we are obsessed with technology, especially when technology goes awry. Dean Koontz explores the philosophical movement of posthumanism through the use of a horror-house story, 77 Shadow Street.

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Edition Reviewed:

77 Shadow Street

Links of Interest:

the Wikipedia link is really vague and largely unhelpful
This guy from Oxford seems to have a bit written on the subject:
http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/ (Medical ethics)
http://www.syfy.com/caprica (on recording of the soul)


Other Books of Interest:

From Human to Posthuman

Culture of Death

Our Next Review:

George R. R. Martin Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire

EP003 George Orwell “1984”

“Big Brother is always watching.” In the book 1984, George Orwell paints a horrifying picture of socialism gone awry. In a few ways Orwell’s warning still rings true. But does it still have the same punch it had in 1949? Does it still warn us of a possible future? Come with us on this episode as we examine and reflect on the future—the year 1984.

Edition Reviewed:


Links of Interest:

Wikipedia on 1984

Free Online Edition of the 1984, though I’m not sure if it’s legit or not.

Tractatus Logico Theologicus 4 edition (John Warwick Montgomery)

Our Next Review: Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

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EP002 Suzanne Collins “The Hunger Games”

Our first episode discussed the consequences of no authority. In this episode, we explore the consequences of abusive authority. What happens when the authority becomes the enemy? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins tells the story of an authority that will go to any length to maintain its authority.

At the same time, another prominent theme in the book revolves around our entertainment and to what degree our entertainment affects us. Where do we draw the line between entertainment and murder, or abuse?

Edition Reviewed:

The Hunger Games

Links of Note:

The Official Site of Hunger Games, the Movie

The Official Website of the Series

Our Next Review: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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